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Nicolas Sarkozy to face trial over 2012 campaign financing
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Nicolas Sarkozy to face trial over 2012 campaign financing

by firstsource newsFebruary 7, 2017

Judicial source says former French president to stand trial over allegations of illegally financing his failed re-election bid

The former French president Nicolas Sarkozy is to face trial for alleged fraudulent financing of his failed 2012 bid for re-election, a legal source has said.

The case centres on an alleged system of false accounting used by Sarkozy’s office to conceal an enormous campaign overspend, mainly on the lavish rallies and US-style stadium gigs that cemented Sarkozy’s reputation as a political showman.

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